Learning to construct Lego robots and program them reinforces a love for science and math, said Dave Ferro, dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology at Weber State.
McDonnell seeks to put Teach for America, a nonprofit that sends top college grads into tough-to-fill teaching spots in low-income schools across the country, in place in Virginia schools by the 2013-14 school year, according to the news release.
A pioneer in the history of women, Gerda Lerner, died on Jan. 2. She was 92.
A deeply ideological battle over education is expected to unfold at Florida's Capitol in coming months, with vast amounts of taxpayer dollars at stake.
Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. today announced that Pearson has agreed to make a strategic investment in Nook Media, LLC.
After California schools eliminated art programs and increased class sizes to survive budget cuts, they are finally on the verge of getting more money thanks to voter-approved taxes and economic recovery.
A 10-year-old boy recently walked past rows of boarded-up houses, dilapidated storefronts and abandoned lots on his way home from Nathaniel Pope Elementary School on Chicago's West Side. He took a detour to make sure the students walking behind him didn't see that he lived in a homeless shelter a half-mile away.
A new group of Kansas City area business leaders is lobbying in Jefferson City and Topeka to get early childhood education programs in Missouri and Kansas restored or fully funded.
All it took, administrators said, was an emphasis on college readiness, assessment and the belief that failure isn't an option.
Arizonans have the opportunity to divert more of what they owe in income taxes this year to students who attend private schools.
More high schools in Florida earned the coveted A grade, according to preliminary grades released by the Florida Department of Education Friday.
The early-morning calls from debt collectors continued even after her massive stroke, waking Bella Logan to daily reminders that she owed $75,000 in student loans. Logan is 94.
In the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a Pennsylvania school district board plans to meet early next week to expedite the process of approving armed police officers to protect students.
Nissan announced that Andrew Saldana of Downey, Calif., Ryan Helsel of Durham, N.C., and Kyle Vath of Cincinnati are the winners of the "Nissan Innovation Garage" campaign.
Russlynn Ali, the hard-charging head of the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights, is stepping down from the post. Her last day was Nov. 30.